This article, “Womb Ones XX,” is the first in a three-part series on understanding what it means to be female. Hormones and neurotransmitters create physical and psychological changes on a minute-to-minute basis in women’s bodies due to an intricate interplay. These changes can range from blissful to havoc-wreaking, depending on the time of the month or life stage (think PMS or menopause).

Women’s thought processes and bodies are complex and unique, and understanding them can be challenging for both men and women. One can oversimplify the differences between male and female thought processes by depicting the male brain with a single “on/off” button, and the female brain with multiple buttons representing different capabilities like “pause,” “repeat,” “accelerate,” and “permanently on.”The female brain seems to function with unlimited capacity, as it can remember past events while evaluating the present and conjuring up future possibilities, all while encompassing her own and others’ thoughts on multiple subjects simultaneously.

Many women lack knowledge of female anatomy and hormone health, and sex education in seventh grade is often regarded with embarrassment or denial. However, learning about these topics can help men understand women better and help women appreciate their unique qualities.

The Science behind Womb Ones XX

Biochemically, all fetuses begin life as female, or the “XX” in “Womb Ones XX.” If the sperm that penetrates the egg carries a Y chromosome, then at 6 weeks, the fetus will develop testes. The testes create Anti-Müllerian hormone, which inhibits the production of the womb and allows male structures to flourish.

Nature favors the development of females biologically because they have the incredible ability to develop, give birth to, and nurture the future of the species through their wombs, ovaries, and breasts. “Womb Ones XX” is a more apt description of the feminine species because it honors that which enables the gift of life. Rather than feeling encumbered, women should celebrate and honor their differences so they can accentuate the positive.

To do this, it’s essential to understand the wonder of the Womb One’s reproductive cycle. Tune in next week for a detailed description of what makes women do the things they do.

Note: Information provided for educational purposes only and not intended to be used as medical advice or as a substitution for medical care provided by a licensed medical doctor.

Cheryl Hamilton, NMD, has worked in healthcare for 32 years. She earned a B.S. degree in Nutrition and worked in the health and fitness industry before attending the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine to become a Naturopathic Medical Doctor. Her office is located at 8363 E. Florentine Road, Suite C, in Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-515-2363 or visit

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